1. jjinal's Avatar
    Does anyone use Knox or do you disable it ??
    05-09-2017 05:46 PM
  2. munnarg's Avatar
    Why would you want to disable it?
    05-09-2017 06:05 PM
  3. jjinal's Avatar
    Because it's unnecessary bloatware.
    05-09-2017 06:19 PM
  4. alpha752's Avatar
    I believe knox runs Samsungs Secure Folder, which I have been using to store things I don't want the kids to be able to access while they play on my phone. Works well so far.
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    05-09-2017 07:29 PM
  5. sforsyth01's Avatar
    Because it's unnecessary bloatware.
    Knox is security software. Not unnecessary bloatware. At. All.
    05-09-2017 07:47 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Knox is security software. Not unnecessary bloatware. At. All.
    It's all relative. If someone wants to disable it and open themselves up to viruses and malware and what not... Well i won't stop them.
    05-09-2017 08:09 PM
  7. jjinal's Avatar
    How much does it impact performance and battery life?
    05-09-2017 08:14 PM
  8. theelite1x87's Avatar
    I don't think Knox impacts battery life at all. I'd seriously be surprised if you would see any measurable difference.
    05-09-2017 08:21 PM
  9. jjinal's Avatar
    There seems to be many differing opinions on the value of Knox. Many Android users seem to think it's horrible and must be removed or disabled at all cost.
    05-09-2017 08:50 PM
  10. smvim's Avatar
    There seems to be many differing opinions on the value of Knox. Many Android users seem to think it's horrible and must be removed or disabled at all cost.
    Knox is Samsung's way of monitoring and controlling its own devices. It's touted as a way to enable multiple user accounts on the same device while keeping them separate from each other, but it's also a way for Samsung to lock down things like the boot loader. Most Android users, are typical consumers, they don't ever even deal with things like tweaking lower level system processes so Knox is mostly irrelevant to them. If they think it's 'horrible' they probably don't even know why.
    05-09-2017 09:08 PM
  11. jjinal's Avatar
    Knox is Samsung's way of monitoring and controlling its own devices. It's touted as a way to enable multiple user accounts on the same device while keeping them separate from each other, but it's also a way for Samsung to lock down things like the boot loader. Most Android users, are typical consumers, they don't ever even deal with things like tweaking lower level system processes so Knox is mostly irrelevant to them. If they think it's 'horrible' they probably don't even know why.
    I don't​ want or need Samsung to monitor or control my phone.
    05-09-2017 09:22 PM
  12. stmax's Avatar
    I use Knox to segregate my work stuff from personal. I own my own business and keep my email and calendar behind this because it is one extra step to access client info etc.

    One draw back of Knox though is that it seems to get in the way of Google Now launcher so I am sticking with the stock launcher.
    05-09-2017 09:33 PM
  13. smvim's Avatar
    I don't​ want or need Samsung to monitor or control my phone.
    You don't have a lot of options if Knox really irks you. You can root your device and lock it down accordingly; or try to minimize it using a non-root, pay-for disabler app; or just buy another brand. A positive aspect to the Android environment is the number of viable alternatives.
    05-09-2017 10:30 PM
  14. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Does anyone use Knox or do you disable it ??
    Yeah, I use Knox with Samsung Pay and Secure Folder. Without Knox, those two stop working, and maybe more.
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    05-09-2017 10:50 PM
  15. jjinal's Avatar
    You don't have a lot of options if Knox really irks you. You can root your device and lock it down accordingly; or try to minimize it using a non-root, pay-for disabler app; or just buy another brand. A positive aspect to the Android environment is the number of viable alternatives.
    I use Package Disabler Pro. Always have.
    Yeah, I use Knox with Samsung Pay and Secure Folder. Without Knox, those two stop working, and maybe more.
    05-10-2017 06:24 AM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    You don't have a lot of options if Knox really irks you. You can root your device and lock it down accordingly; or try to minimize it using a non-root, pay-for disabler app; or just buy another brand. A positive aspect to the Android environment is the number of viable alternatives.
    You can disable the Knox apps without root and without using a paid app...
    05-10-2017 01:11 PM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    How much does it impact performance and battery life?
    I have disabled it before just to see and didn't notice any difference
    05-10-2017 01:12 PM
  18. TheyCallMeBT's Avatar
    I believe knox runs Samsungs Secure Folder, which I have been using to store things I don't want the kids to be able to access while they play on my phone. Works well so far.
    I use GalleryVault for that. But Secure Folder looks like a well done implementation for those scenarios. Do you like it?
    05-10-2017 10:48 PM
  19. stmax's Avatar
    Just got notice that Knox will be discontinued so I backed it up and restored it to secure folder as the notification from Samsung advised.
    06-08-2017 10:38 PM
  20. Steven Frost1's Avatar
    Knox is soon to be killed by Samsung, secure folder is to take its place not sure what the difference is
    06-09-2017 01:14 AM

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